Wednesday, October 24, 2012

5 P’s of Blogging that I have Learnt in 5 Years

Doing well with blogging is not about writing one key post, it is about performing day after day and help a few people at a time. - Aaron Wall

I have blogged consistently for 5 years part time and today is the fifth anniversary of my blog. I have found out that the 5 P’s are the important elements of blogging:  

1.       Products: The most important thing of blogging is your content. Your articles are the reason for readers to come to your blog. How good you can write depends on how well you can satisfy the needs of your readers. Catchy headlines are essential to capture the attention of the readers. A suitable image can spice up your content.  Write in simple words and short paragraph and make it scanable. There is always room to improve your  writing skills    

2.       Packaging: This is about the set-up of your blog. Is it easy to look for things such as the RSS feed and email subscription form? How about your About Page?  How to contact you or share your articles?  How to connect you at Facebook   and Twitter? Do not plaster ads everywhere and allow readers to locate and read your articles easily.

3.       Promotion: Writing killer articles is not good enough to get people to visit your blog. You need to network and connect with others and attract them to your site. Such places are Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Myspace and LinkedIn. You also need to work in tandem with search engines by employing keywords in your articles that searchers use to look for things online.  Go to Google Adwords Keyword Tool  and find out   words used by searchers.

4.       Popularity: The way you package and present your products will determine how your readers will react and perceive you. The way you interact with others through comments, forums and guest posting will also decide how popular you will be.

5.       Patient: Blogging takes time. It is a long term process. Are you passionate about it? Can you write meaningfully on a regular basis? Do you find happiness in blogging?  

I am delighted to be a member of the personal finance communities such as Wise Bread, Money Crushers   and Money Index. However I am still struggling to be admitted to the Yakezie Network because my blog is not in the Alexa top 200000 yet after more than a year. Thanks to AllTop that my articles are featured under the heading Interests/life.

 Blogging, like living, is to enjoy the journey no matter what has happened to your PageRank or Alexa Rank. It is fun, exciting and there is always something new to learn. There is also money to earn, though not much, from AdSense and selling eBooks.

 In conjunction with my blog’s 5th anniversary you can download my eBooks for 5 days from October 24, 2012 to October 28, 2012 for free:

 All About Happiness (coupon code nf89x)

Thanks for your support of my blog all these years.

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